Formed during 1985, in Leeds, England. Founding members were Phil Morris, Paul James Berry and Alan Davis. The name came from combining the “rose” for the beauty and the “avalanche” for the power, as a way of describing their music. The Rose of Avalanche quickly found recognition for their song writing ability. Before they had played a gig they signed to local independent label LiL, and released two singles: "LA Rain" and "Goddess". Thanks to support from legendary Radio1 DJ John Peel, both made Number 1 in the UK Independent Chart, with "LA Rain" featuring in John Peel’s Festive 50 for 1985. After this initial success, Fire Records signed the band and the personnel changed. The “classic” line up was now Phil Morris, Paul James Berry, Glenn Schultz, Nicol McKay ,and Mark Thompson. “Mass market” exposure came with the support slot on The Mission’s 1986/87 World Crusade Tour. This line up released a further five singles and the first official studio album – "Never Another Sunset" in 1989. Shultz and McKay left the band in 1989, and new bass player Darren Horner was recruited to replace McKay. This line up released one EP “A Peace Inside”. Further personal changes occurred in 1990 with Thompson leaving to be replaced by Andy Porter. The final line up then delivered one EP and two Albums “String A Beads” in 1990, and “ICE” in 1991. The band split in 1992. For a full biography and a wealth of other information on the band, visit www.roseofavalanche.com and the Rose MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/roseofavalanche Paul James Berry (Solo), and Glenn & Mark (The Pact) are still active in the business and they can be contacted via their MySpace sites.